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Videos of Low-Carb Eating Suggestions

What to Eat on a Low-Carb Diet


Updated November 01, 2012

You will find lots of suggestions for what to eat on a low-carb diet in these videos, including low-carb substitutes for high-carb foods, which fruits and vegetables are best, menus, and more.

1. Low-Carb Menu Ideas

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Menu suggestions by J.J. Virgin for breakfast, lunch, dinners and snacks. There are also lots of menu suggestions here, both from Laura and ones that readers have contributed.

2. How to Stock a Low-Carb Pantry

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JJ Virgin will give you lots of ideas when she shows you her essentials for a low-carb pantry. Also, see my detailed lists of what to throw away and what to keep in your pantry, refrigerator, freezer, etc. in Your Low-Carb Pantry.

3. Low-Carb Substitutes

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JJ Virgin tells of some of her ideas for low-carb substitutes for high-carb foods. You might find the following helpful to go along with the video:

4. Low-Carb Fruit Suggestions

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JJ Virgin shares some easy ways to include low-carb fruit in your diet. Also see the accompanying video Fruits to Avoid on a Low-Carb Diet, and my list of fruits from the lowest to the highest in carbs, with links to more information from each one.

5. Ways to Add Low-Carb Vegetables to Your Diet

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JJ Virgin shares ways to include more vegetables in your diet -- did you know that people usually double or triple the amount of vegetables they eat when they lower the carbs they are eating? Also see the video Vegetables to Avoid on a Low-Carb Diet, and this list of vegetables, similar to the fruit list.

6. Types of Yogurt for a Low-Carb Diet

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Is it OK to eat yogurt on a low-carb diet? This is a big "it depends" situation. This video helps you sort out the ins and outs of yogurt. It's partially based on my article Eating Yogurt on a Low-Carb Diet, so check that out as well.

7. Tips for Cooking with Shirataki Noodles

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Have you heard of shirataki noodles? They are an Asian noodle which is low in carbs and calories. This video shows you some tips for cooking with them, including a couple of recipes. For more, check out Shirataki Noodles: What They Are and Where to Get Them, which also links to several recipes. You also might be interested in the article Low-Carb Alternatives for Pasta, as well as the video 5 Pasta Substitutes for Low-Carb Diets. (The ideas in the video include some whole grain, which won't work for everyone.)

8. Tips for Making Low-Carb Cocktails

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Most cocktails are loaded with sugar -- a small margarita often has as much as 17 grams of sugar. This video shows you how to make sugar-free cocktails, which are also low in calories. It includes recipes for sugar-free margaritas, Cosmopolitan, and mojitos. There are more here in Top Low-Carb Cocktails. You might also be interested in Alcoholic Beverages on a Low-Carb Diet.

9. Tips for Cooking With Almond Meal

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Almond meal is a versatile low-carb ingredient, and can be used in cakes, muffins, pancakes, and many other recipes. This video gives tips for using almond meal, and also shows you how to make your own (much less expensive than purchasing it). Related Resources:

10. Flax Seed: Benefits and Tips

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Flax is good for us in many ways, and is low in carb and high in fiber. This video contains information about flax seed, and tips for cooking with it. Note: Flax has a pleasant, mildly nutty flavor, but requires proper storage or it will become rancid. See Also: Video: Benefits of Flax Seed Flax Seed: The Low-Carb Whole Grain - benefits and safety issues Recipes and Easy Ways to Add Flax to your Diet
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